>> i know, john, you and peter have been looking at all the numbers in the national poll of likely voters. as important as national numbers are, we know the difference will be in the battleground states. new york state got a lot of people, california, a lot of people. they're going to go democratic. texas, a lot of people going to go republican. are there any hints either of you have seen, john or peter, in this national poll that would indicate what's happening in ohio or florida or virginia, some of these battleground states? >> that's why i looked at the numbers, how do you feel among the middle class? how do you feel voters above 50,000, it's mostly in the suburbs, that's what i looked at. wolf makes a great point. in the last two months national polls are helpful but you're better off studying state polls. you conduct the nbc "the wall street journal" poll, what in the national poll is helpful when they think maybe live in wisconsin, ohio, what's happening where i live? >> looking for the dynamics. that is who represents me, who do i care about, et cetera. who can do the job that i want to have done? related to the economy in terms of moving the country forward.